Please join us on Monday, October 17 from 8:30 to 1:30 pm at College Prep (6100 Broadway) for a workshop to help educational leaders hire culturally competent people. Our facilitator for the conversation is Cris Clifford Cullinan, Ph.D. Cris is the Co-chair of the National Advisory Council for NCORE: National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education and is the founder of ALiVE  (Actual Leadership in Vital Equity).
Cris will guide us through an interactive workshop and we will end with fellowship over lunch. To join this round table discussion please click HERE and/or if you have any questions please contact Jeremiah J. Jackson (

Hiring processes should include ways to evaluate candidates as to their actual knowledge, skills and abilities to work effectively, respectfully, and inclusively with all current and future members of the school community – colleagues, students, parents, alumni and community members — as well as to differentiate these candidates from others without these critical skills. This Institute is designed to provide participants with effective tools they can adapt for use at their own schools. Participants will work together to identify various dimensions of cultural competence and will focus on those which represent the most critical needs for positions in their particular schools. They will learn practical methods and strategies, including ways to design appropriate advertisements, improve paper screening procedures, and write effective interview and reference questions.



8 AM Registration for event begins

8:30 AM Welcome


8:35 AM Intro of Facilitator

8:40 AM Seeking Cultural Competence in Hiring–Chris Cullinan, PH.D.

12:30 PM Lunch & Fellowship

1:30 PM Adjourn

Come discuss and illustrate how to speak one’s own truth and make one’s voice, opinions and perspectives heard in a way that opens up dialogue between opposing viewpoints rather than shut down any possibility of authentic dialogue. Click to register: Agenda 3:45-4:10 Registration 4:15 Welcome by POCIS 4:30 Keynote Speaker-Jay Smooth 5:30 Workshop #1 6:30 Workshop #2…

The People of Color in Independent Schools of Northern California (POCIS) invites all independent school educators, staff, and parents to this conference.   Program Agenda: 8:00am-8:50am – Registration & Breakfast 9:00am-9:15am – POCIS / School Intro 9:15am-10:00am – Opening 10:00am-10:10am – Transition to Breakout #1 10:10am-11:30am – Session #1 11:30am-11:40am – Transition to Lunch 11:40am-12:40pm –…

Location: Mua Oakland Bar & Restaurant – 2442 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612 (10 minute walk from the 19th Street Oakland BART stop) In the interest of coming together as a community in challenging times and of sustaining connections made at our regional meeting at POCC 2014 in Indianapolis, POCIS is happy to host a social for…